Mrs Barbara Schmid-Federer

President of the Swiss Red Cross

I want to commit myself wholeheartedly and with all my strength to the Swiss Red Cross, the unique aid organisation which, through the principles of its action, its long experience, the breadth of its work and its embedding in a worldwide movement, works for more humanity in this world.


Eric Megevand portrait

Mr Éric Mégevand

President of the Geneva Red Cross

In Geneva, as around the world, the Red Cross works to preserve the dignity of people.

Faithful to its mission and committed to the principles of humanity, the Geneva Red Cross works tirelessly to provide local aid to the most vulnerable populations in the canton of Geneva.

Presentation of the Committees

The Red Cross Ball in Geneva is supported by many  friends  who sit on the various committees. This precious support enables the event to extend throughout Switzerland and beyond and plays a major role in the evening’s success. The commitment of the different committees make a considerable contribution.

Sheikh Mohammed El Khereiji

Honorary Chairman of the Ball & International Ambassador of the Swiss Red Cross

Red Cross Ball Committee

Executive Committee Members in 2021

Patronage Committee

Mrs Tatiana Valovaya
Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva
State Council of the Republic and Canton of Geneva in corpore
State Chancellor
Executive Council of the City of Geneva
Mr Jagan Chapagain
General Secretary of the IFRC Societies
Mr Robert Mardini
General Director of the ICRC
Mrs Isabel Rochat
Chairwoman of the IRCM Foundation Board
Mr Jean-Pierre Greff
Director of the HEAD Geneva
Mr Christian Lüscher
Member of the National Council
Mr Raymond Loretan
Mr Bertrand and Mrs Michèle Piccard
Countess Barbara Zanon Di Valgiurata

Honorary Committee

Sheikh Mohammed El Khereiji
Honorary Chairman and International Ambassador of the Swiss Red Cross
Mr Segun Agbaje
Group CEO, Guaranty Trust Holding Company plc
Mr Abdallah Chatila
President of m3 Group
Mr David Collas
General Manager of Mandarin Oriental, Geneva
Mrs Catherine de Marignac
Member of the IRCM Foundation Board

Swiss Red Cross

Mrs Barbara Schmid-Federer
Mr Markus Mader
General Director

Geneva Red Cross

Mr Éric Mégevand
Mrs Stéphanie Lambert
General Director

Executive Committee

Mrs Charlotte Henry

Executive Committee Member

Thank you so much to the Swiss Red Cross for allowing me to help keep this ball alive and growing.

Thanks to the funds collected and thanks to you, the Red Cross can support solidarity projects in Geneva and internationally.

In these particularly difficult times, solidarity is our strength.

Mrs Louise Lombard

Executive Committee Member

For me, the Red Cross is a symbol of help to the most deprived, of peace, of unity, of solidarity and selflessness.

Each gesture comes from the heart, out of love for others.

This is what motivates me to be part of the Ball Committee and to support the Swiss Red Cross projects.

Victoria Dzodziev

Mrs Victoria Dzodziev

Executive Committee Member

Since my first collaboration with the Red Cross in the context of the exhibition “Divers Egales Unis” at the Musée Rath in 2021, where we presented the archives of the first President of the Geneva Red Cross, Alice Favre, I am proud to follow her example and to contribute to the mission of this venerable institution.

Mr Marc A. Hürlimann

Executive Committee Member

Mrs Lila Izzo

Executive Committee Member

Je suis reconnaissante pour cette magnifique opportunité qui m’est offerte de contribuer au Swiss Red Cross Ball et ainsi prendre part à un changement positif et concret pour ceux qui en ont le plus besoin.

C’est très enrichissant de pouvoir apporter ma pierre à l’édifice de cette cause.

Mrs Gabriella Demole

Executive Committee Member
Marie-France de Royère

Mrs Marie-France de Royère

Executive Committee Member

International Ambassadors

Absa Kane

Mrs Absa Kane

International Ambassador of the Swiss Red Cross
Dania Samawi

Mrs Dania Samawi

International Ambassador of the Swiss Red Cross

Junior Committee

Jemma Cerf
Matilde d’Afflitto
Rebecca Attias
Victoire Bédat
Eva Boulot
Charles Cerf
Alix Dufour
Giulia Genovese
Alexia Hibner
Soraya Janoudi
Yasma Janoudi
Alivia McCall MacBain
Maria Nonay Jordi
Aliyah Noor
Arthur Treveza
Louis Wertheimer